On dealing with unresourceful states
In a lowered emotional state, we only see problems, not solutions.
Prime your state first. The biochemistry will help you proactively tell yourself an enabling story.
To change your state do something physical.
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“When you’re in an unresourceful state, changing it becomes your absolute priority.”
“I’d rephrase it to:
When you’re in an unresourceful state, dealing with it becomes your absolute priority.
If you change state or distract yourself, you miss an opportunity to learn from it.
Stay with it for a while.
Explore it, with compassion and curiosity.
Converse with it on the page.
Then kiss it goodbye,
and… let it go.”